Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology Full-Time Tenure Track

Employer
Columbia Basin College
Location
Pasco, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Description

Interested in a career at Columbia Basin College? Join our team! From our distinguished faculty to our dedicated staff, CBC is committed to our vision to be the educational home that transforms students' lives through economic and social mobility. We seek to attract and retain engaged and dynamic individuals who are committed to helping all students be successful in accomplishing their goals and who will contribute to an exciting work environment. We value high quality instruction and student learning experiences that foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and believe that our many unique perspectives make us stronger.

Sound like something you'd like to be a part of? CBC is currently seeking an outstanding and enthusiastic individual to teach the full range of college courses in Engineering Technology. This is a full-time, tenure track position in the Math, Science and Engineering Division at CBC. Duties will include providing instruction for courses including Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) courses, Introduction to Engineering, and other problem-solving courses. Providing instruction for lab sections, including those corresponding to lecture courses taught by other faculty, will be required.

This position reports to the Dean for Math, Science & Engineering.

CBC Faculty and Staff respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.

GENERAL QUALITIES DESIRED:

  • Passion for teaching and a commitment to student success;
  • Commitment to the community college mission;
  • Commitment to shared governance and staying current in one's discipline;
  • Willingness to become involved in campus activities beyond one's discipline;
  • Willingness to teach with a variety of methods, including eLearning and instructional innovations;
  • Ability to teach individuals from diverse backgrounds effectively;
  • Ability to pursue scholarly endeavors in area of expertise; and
  • Ability and willingness to participate in the design and measurement of learning outcomes and institutional effectiveness efforts.
The base salary for this position is $64,674 for a 176-day contract over the Instructional Year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters). The College receives a High Demand Fund Allocation for supplemental pay for designated “high demand” disciplines. As this position is considered a high demand discipline, it is eligible to receive a stipend in the amount of $5,950 aligned with the full time pay for the 176-day contract, along with excess pay at the end of the instructional year for remaining high demand funds. Classes taught outside of the full-time workload in high demand disciplines are also eligible for additional high demand compensation.

Additionally, full-time faculty base salaries will be increased as of July 1, 2022 based on I-732 funds from the Legislature, though the actual increase has not yet been determined.

Relocation expenses are considered for the employment offer for the successful candidate if the candidate relocates to the Tri-Cities area from outside of a 175-mile radius.

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by March 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1 (Download PDF reader), state employees and employees of educational institutions must be fully vaccinated. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status, having an approved medical accommodation, or having an approved religious accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved accommodation. Need more information? Please contact [email protected]. Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop, prepare, and teach a broad range of college-approved courses in accordance with approved course descriptions and class schedules (includes the use of multimedia technology in the classroom);
  • Develop syllabi and reading lists for each course taught and update annually; participate in departmental/divisional responsibilities in the selection of texts and related teaching resources;
  • Maintain a minimum of five (5) regularly scheduled office hours each week at times that provide reasonable opportunities for students to meet with faculty;
  • Maintain, submit, and retain accurate academic records, including verification of class rosters and student grades, by dates requested by the College and to comply with state and federal records retention laws;
  • Orient students at the beginning of each class to syllabi and addenda, subject to subsequent modification and notice to students;
  • Assess student learning outcomes, engage in timely interaction/feedback/grading to support student success and meet course outcomes;
  • Provide students with appropriate learning resources to facilitate student success in achieving course outcomes, program outcomes, and appropriate College-wide Student Learning Outcomes;
  • Demonstrate multicultural competence including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Engage in shared governance by participating in department, division and College committees and assisting in the formulation of policy pertaining to educational programs;
  • Participate in commencement ceremonies, wearing academic robes, unless excused by the President;
  • Develop and attend professional improvement activities in order to maintain contact with one's academic discipline, including teaching/learning processes and/or development of knowledge in one's field of specialization;
  • Participate in outreach activities to promote educational programs;
  • Participate in special College projects, surveys, and studies;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports as needed by College units (e.g., Student Services, Grants Office, Athletic Department, Institutional Effectiveness) and by the College in general (e.g., for accreditations, program review and so forth);
  • Develop new instructional materials, techniques, course offerings or major revisions of the same;
  • Participate in community service activities consistent with the College's mission;
  • Participate in student career development in related advising or mentoring activities and special retention programs; and
  • Attend College-mandated trainings, professional development activities and/or meetings.
Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in Engineering Technology from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
  • Five (5) years of industry experience.*
  • OR
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an institutionally accredited college or university; and
    • Three (3) years of industry experience.*
    AND
    • Knowledge of various disciplines of engineering and engineering technology;
    • Experience with computer applications for instructional purposes; and
    • Experience or education with AutoCAD.
    *Engineering education may be substituted for years of industry experience.

    PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Current or previously held professional Engineering licensure;
    • College-level teaching experience;
    • Experience with eLearning techniques and modalities such as web-supported courses, hybrid courses, or other distance learning applications;
    • Experience or education in Revit, Solidworks, and Civil3D.
    GENERAL INTERVIEW INFORMATION:
    Only completed applications submitted on or before the 1st consideration date are guaranteed to be reviewed for this position. The interview process generally consists of an in-person or Zoom (video conference) initial interview, with top candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Those top candidates traveling from a distance of 200 miles or more will be provided travel expenses such as flight, per diem, etc. Those candidates traveling less than 200 miles, but more than 75 miles, will receive mileage at the IRS rate. Mileage calculations are determined by distance between the city in which the candidate lives and Pasco, WA using MapQuest. The College reserves the right to make changes to the process for an emergency hire or under exceptional circumstances as determined by the College.
    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    This position is available September 1, 2022 to coincide with the regular tenure track probationary cycle for the 2022-2023 Instructional Year. Tenure review is a system in which the faculty member is evaluated as a candidate for tenure under the College's tenure review process and Chapter 28B.50 RCW. Schedule varies; assignment may include evening and weekend classes.

    PROCESS NOTE:

    Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

    Additionally, pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employer. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or findings subject to this statute.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of the College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.

    If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.

    Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4740.

    OTHER JOB ELEMENTS:
    The physical demands and working conditions described below are representative of those that must be met and may be encountered by an incumbent when performing the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF POSITION:While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, communicate, reach, and manipulate objects. The position requires mobility, including the use of step stools in order to retrieve archived materials. Duties may involve moving materials weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis such as papers, files, boxes, equipment, computers, etc., and rarely requires moving materials weighing over 25 pounds. Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, monitor, projector, calculator, printer, and standard office equipment.

    WORKING CONDITIONS:Work environment includes classroom, lab, or other setting as appropriate.

    UNION CLAUSE:
    This is a bargaining unit position represented by the Association for Higher Education (AHE).

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